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Zhivago
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Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 01:02 AM GMT+7

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Yah Karl, that worked! And what a great shot it was to share, still one of my favorite Landships.



Mine, too. I was really fired up when this model--that I never thought would see the light of day--was released.
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:22 AM GMT+7
Yah Karl, that worked! And what a great shot it was to share, still one of my favorite Landships.
Zhivago
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:26 AM GMT+7
Well THAT was easy enough!
Zhivago
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:25 AM GMT+7

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...and that's all she wrote.



Well, she wrote quite a lot here. Your Landship came out well. The model is very convincing, looking like a well maintained vehicle in a back area that has been used but not abused or pressed hard by the strain of combat. Your marking look painted on and I like the color shading on the dark grey paint. That crazy looking exhaust system came out particularly well. Great job!

As far as posting full sized pictures, it is easy once you know the trick. When you post your picture to the gallery there is a section under the picture that is labeled Linked Thumbnail:. At the right hand side of that line is a teeny tiny little green box. Click on it and another section appears under it called HTML code:. Copy that code and paste it into your post. Then you will have the full size picture. I'm not sure what the max size is so I use 800 pixles and it works fine.



Thanks, Paul. I didn't try to bang it up too much since this version saw only limited action in Norway. I've been working on my weathering technique over the last couple of builds and admittedly have a way to go before I'm satisfied with it. But I keep trying! as for the thumbnail trick I'll give it a shot:

Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:11 AM GMT+7
I love fondling new kits when I get them in and none more so than the WNW kits. The plastic is top notch and the instructions are a booklet in themselves. No research material is needed outside of what is provided and should the builder wish to go further a guide to other resources is provided right on the sheet.

Everyone in the business should be taking notes.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 06:06 AM GMT+7

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Paul, yep the color is the same. I don't know whether there is any major difference between the Zvezda and the HB kits. HB is finely detailed so far (I wasted money on the PE but as I progress with the build, I decide not to use), my only minor problem is the plastic itself. Quite rigid type but nothing specially bad.



The Zvezda kit is somewhat simpler that the HB kit and has NO photo etch at all. I'm OK with this for the most part but do wish it had PE screens rather than the heavy handed plastic parts. The only REAL complaint I have is the soft plastic that is hard to work with. I may learn to deal with it in time for the next Zvezda project.
Zhivago
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 05:18 AM GMT+7
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Thanks for the recommendation and the warning. I'm not sure why kit makers spend so little time preparing their instructions. I would think they would even go as far a "beta" testing by having builders give their products trial builds to find the problems with the kits and instructions.

WingNut Wings has shown the way forward, there should be no mystery anymore![/quote]

I'd be happy to volunteer my services for test builds (but I don't see it happening, unfortunately)! As for Wingnut Wings, I've got a kit or two of theirs on my short list to buy at some point. I've read elsewhere that their kits are outstanding in all facets.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 05:08 AM GMT+7

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...and that's all she wrote.



Well, she wrote quite a lot here. Your Landship came out well. The model is very convincing, looking like a well maintained vehicle in a back area that has been used but not abused or pressed hard by the strain of combat. Your marking look painted on and I like the color shading on the dark grey paint. That crazy looking exhaust system came out particularly well. Great job!

As far as posting full sized pictures, it is easy once you know the trick. When you post your picture to the gallery there is a section under the picture that is labeled Linked Thumbnail:. At the right hand side of that line is a teeny tiny little green box. Click on it and another section appears under it called HTML code:. Copy that code and paste it into your post. Then you will have the full size picture. I'm not sure what the max size is so I use 800 pixles and it works fine.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 04:09 AM GMT+7

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Overall, it was a good time; everything went together well. A caveat to anyone considering this kit, however: Pay close attention to the instructions. They’re kinda fuzzy in some spots and you can find yourself omitting optional parts that you might actually want to incorporate into the build. For example, I cemented parts into place not knowing that, in doing so, I unintentionally opted out of building the full suspension. While I attribute that misstep to the instructions, I have to admit that some of it might have been user error! This is a really good kit, in any case, and I would recommend it without hesitation.




Thanks for the recommendation and the warning. I'm not sure why kit makers spend so little time preparing their instructions. I would think they would even go as far a "beta" testing by having builders give their products trial builds to find the problems with the kits and instructions.

WingNut Wings has shown the way forward, there should be no mystery anymore!
Zhivago
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Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 01:05 AM GMT+7

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Karl, your grey beast looks impressing. Painting is first class The only thing is the interior side of the hatch - and the Ultimate Question: were hatches painted Elfenbein or the color of the vehicle? I would vote for the latter.

Cheers,
Zsolt




Thank you, sir. As for the hatch color, you're probably correct. I just followed the directions without thinking too much beyond that.
Ramanathan
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 07:11 PM GMT+7
Paul, yep the color is the same. I don't know whether there is any major difference between the Zvezda and the HB kits. HB is finely detailed so far (I wasted money on the PE but as I progress with the build, I decide not to use), my only minor problem is the plastic itself. Quite rigid type but nothing specially bad.

Karl, your grey beast looks impressing. Painting is first class The only thing is the interior side of the hatch - and the Ultimate Question: were hatches painted Elfenbein or the color of the vehicle? I would vote for the latter.

Cheers,
Zsolt
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 06:58 AM GMT+7
Now that I think of it, improvements could come in the way of learning how to upload full-sized photographs!
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 06:56 AM GMT+7










...and that's all she wrote. I'm calling it done (unless you fine folks have any suggestions for improvements).
Zhivago
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 06:50 AM GMT+7






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Zhivago
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 06:36 AM GMT+7


This is where I ran into a problem and boxed myself out of a full suspension build. I believe that I didn't pay close enough attention to the instructions here and cemented the optional parts for the partial suspension. Had I used a little less CA I might have been able to correct my mistake. However...
Zhivago
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 06:30 AM GMT+7




Zhivago
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Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 06:20 AM GMT+7
Hey everyone! Sorry that I’ve been inactive thus far during this campaign, but LIFE has gotten in the way, big time. I’ve completed my build but I simply haven’t had the time to get here and post build updates and pictures, let alone check on everyone’s progress on their builds. So while I’ve got a couple of minutes to devote to it, I’m going to try and get some pictures posted in a (loosely) chronological order of the Amusing Hobby Neubaufahrzeug. I finished in February or March…can’t remember exactly!
Overall, it was a good time; everything went together well. A caveat to anyone considering this kit, however: Pay close attention to the instructions. They’re kinda fuzzy in some spots and you can find yourself omitting optional parts that you might actually want to incorporate into the build. For example, I cemented parts into place not knowing that, in doing so, I unintentionally opted out of building the full suspension. While I attribute that misstep to the instructions, I have to admit that some of it might have been user error! This is a really good kit, in any case, and I would recommend it without hesitation.
Hopefully my pictures will follow (still haven’t quite gotten the hang of this)…
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 04:39 PM GMT+7
The Mastodon is close to 1/48 scale. The figures would be roughly 30mm high, but heroic scale so more bulky than true scale humans.

It is from the war game warhammer 30k/40k. It is in resin, so it is a heavy beast. There will be six gun turrets on it: a heavy melta gun turret in the front to breach walls and obstacles. A heavy flamethrower turret on each side. A heavy lad cannon on each side, and finally a heavy Gatling cannon on the top for AAA.

Still lots of details to be added. Among them a couple of crew members.

More to follow in a couple of weeks.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:45 AM GMT+7
What an impressive beast your Mastadon is! What is the scale or if unknown, how large would the crew be? Do you have details on the mechanics, armament & armor? It is certainly well detailed.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:27 AM GMT+7
Here is the current status of my Mastodon.

Massive gaps around the sides and the front hatches. I think I need to rebuild part of the front with plastic card and green stuff as the gap is almost 2mm. There are also literally hundreds of air bobbles that needs to be filled.

Still quite some way from building and adding gun turrets. I will completely fix the hull before adding any details.

And yes, it is my blood on the front part of the kit - this one will require blood, sweat, and tears!









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Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:11 AM GMT+7
Paul, thanks a lot! I appreciate it.

Will upload the current status soon.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 06:46 AM GMT+7
Zsolt - Great to see your progress on the T-35. When I first saw the picture, I thought you were building the Zvevda kit, mine is at exactly the same stage of completion and even has the same color plastic. Howboutdat!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 06:42 AM GMT+7

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I would like to join with a wh30k mastodon tank. It is definitely a land ship, but obviously sci-fi. Picture of the model below.
I have started mine a couple of months ago, but construction is less than 50% done. No painting done on mine. Would it qualify?




I see no objection to this? Any other opinions? This campaign is about concepts and this looks like it certainly true to the theme. We do ask for clean starts but as we are well along now I think your started project will be fine. Welcome aboard!
Ramanathan
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Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:45 PM GMT+7
Any progress anyone? My T-35's lower hull is 75% ready - the ugly running-gear job is done.
Cheers,
Zsolt